Routine meeting for Scranton city council

It was business as usual for the Scranton city council at its Sept. 11 meeting. Routine business was handled with little fanfare.

During open forum, the council heard from a resident who pointed out the need for tree trimming and mowing. The resident was also concerned about sex offenders who live in the community.

Black Hills Energy representatives updated the council on a fire training demonstration that is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 pm at Scranton Manufacturing. Several area fire departments are expected to participate.

The council received updates on the library, community center, parks and public works. The purchase of a new cell phone for public works was approved.

Melinda Hinners is continuing to work part-time as city clerk. The position remains open until filled.

The house at 1107 Eagle will be demolished following action taken by the council. Scranton will no longer be a member of Central Iowa Area Safety and Support Organization through the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities. The council cited increasing costs after evaluating the city’s participation in the program. The annual city street financial report was approved.

Additional items discussed were fall clean up and nuisance properties. ~The Scranton Journal

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